phaaland's Review of Tunebook For IpadReviewed on 9/11/19 2:11 PM
I have been using Tunebook for several years. It keeps getting better and more essential to my life as a musician. I focus on Irish traditional music. There are written versions for many tunes readily available on the web. Locally we play our own versions. So it is very enabling to be able to get a version from the web, customize it to reflect our local version, and then share it with friends. Now days it is very well connected to other apps so it is easy to share via email or text. I highly recommend Tunebook to anyone interested in Irish Trad.
Maharguitar's Review of Tunebook For IpadReviewed on 9/11/19 2:11 PM
This ap is just what I wanted for my iPad. I use the abc format for my music and I no longer have to bring a bag full of tune books to a session. A couple of minor points. The ! Symbol is ignored and does not force a new line in the score. When I am playing a set of tunes, I need to have a quick was to switch from one score to another. Perhaps a page swipe could display all the tunes in a folder.
Gaeyle's Review of Tunebook For IpadReviewed on 9/11/19 2:11 PM
Love the app!
Dulcimer J's Review of Tunebook For IpadReviewed on 9/11/19 2:11 PM
I've been loading tunes into this app and I think it's great. I have a fun doing this. I'm looking forward to the day when I won't need to carry books to a session. The iPod version was good, but the IPad version is great. It's easy to type in the ABC music with the nice iPad interface. I'm looking forward to more improvements with the upcoming OS update.
DublM's Review of Tunebook For IpadReviewed on 9/11/19 2:11 PM
Renders my abc collections accurately and provides a decent playback. I find the edit interface to be easy to use with symbols readily available in a toolbar above the virtual keyboard. Easy access to cloud storage to import collections thru internal browser or start up the program's internal server to upload thru a browser. Easy and quick access to any tune within one collection or across all collections with search function and sorting by key, title or index. I have my collections rendered as PDF files also for use in Goodreader, but I find Tunebook to be much quicker for accessing the tunes. Playback of tunes with parts works correctly if you have i.e. P:ABC in the header of your tune as well as labeling each part in the tune body (P:A etc.). Best app on my ipad.
cboody's Review of Tunebook For IpadReviewed on 9/11/19 2:11 PM
This app does what it says it will do. Along the way there have been some bugs, but the creator is very responsive to them and fixes them well. There are little tiny things that probably can be improved. An occasional rhythm glitch shows up in the music playback for example. But what is important here is that the app is solid and does what is claims with no real problems while the creator continues to support it with improvements and expansions as time goes on. Printing throughAir Print is the most important recent upgrade. If you need to work with abc files and find it handy to have a full collection of tunes at your fingertips this is certainly an app well worth the money.
gbBloomington's Review of Tunebook For IpadReviewed on 9/11/19 2:11 PM
As noted by another, the midi feature doesn't seem to work. The display of ABC files is nice and the import/email features seem quite powerful.. Built-in editing. I'm sure I'll use it, but I find playback helpful to quickly screen things -- I'm a slow sight reader.
Bud_B's Review of Tunebook For IpadReviewed on 9/11/19 2:11 PM
The app looks great, and has decent editing features. It's very quick and easy to transfer tunes into the app. I've got a library of over 15,000 tunes installed, and it's still quick and responsive.
twladin's Review of Tunebook For IpadReviewed on 9/11/19 2:11 PM
As a traditional Irish whistle, flute, and fiddle player, this app has been invaluable. The ability to store the massive number of tunes available in ABC format for easy reference has been welcome. However, with so many tunes at one's disposal, the size of the library becomes an impediment. Most players will be working on a small number of tunes. There is no easy way to create such a list other than copying and pasting the ABC source for the tune into a new list, a cumbersome process at best. This app would benefit tremendously from the ability to add tunes to a favorites list, or at least a way to quickly copy a tune to a new or existing list.
Craterboy's Review of Tunebook For IpadReviewed on 9/11/19 2:11 PM
Dump all your paper sheet music and have all of your tunes, and limitless others with you wherever you go. I still see people lugging notebooks full of paper sheet music at all the jams and sessions I go to. Tunebook eliminates the need for that and does much more besides. The built-in player is extremely flexible and provides the ability to hear any tune with any mix of instruments and orchestration, at any speed you like, which is a godsend for tunes with complex broken rhythms or odd meters. Plug your ipad into your stereo and play along with tunes with accompaniment to help you get your playing up to speed. If you don't already know how to work with ABC notation, you can learn all you need to know in a few minutes and the you can use this app to store and help develop any new tunes or songs you write or pick up at jam sessions. It's very intuitive and this app gives you instant access to hundreds of thousands of traditional tunes even if you aren't ABC savvy. I can't say enough good things about this app, if you play music, you need it!